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APPEL (Affiliation for Pharmacy Practice Experiential Learning) is now seeking expressions of interest from pharmacists in community and hospital pharmacy settings who would like to facilitate an experiential learning placement for a final-year pharmacy student in 2025.

In the 5th-year of their M.Pharm programme, students solidify their learning by completing an eight-month placement in a patient-facing setting before becoming eligible to sit the Professional Registration Examination (PRE) and enter the PSI register.

The advantages of facilitating an APPEL placement include:

  • Continuing Professional Development– APPEL Trainer Training can contribute to pharmacists CPD, as can the experience of facilitating a placement.
  • Development of your talent pipeline– many students will look to start their career in the organisations or practice settings where they undertook their placements
  • Engagement– participating in the APPEL programme provides you with the opportunity to increase awareness of your pharmacy/organisation. APPEL training and events provide fantastic networking opportunities.

The next 5th-year placements will run from the 6th of January to the 29th of August 2025. You can confirm your interest in offering a placement by clicking on the link below and answering a few short questions:

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